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COOKING INGREDIENTS: (Fish Jollof Rice):  |  (Beef & Chicken)

1) 2 lbs fresh fish

2) 2 cups of vegetable oil

3) 6 cups of water

4) 1 medium fresh tomato

5) 4 tbsp tomato paste

6) 2 large onions

7) 1 small cabbageBenachin

9) 2 medium carrots

10) 1 bay leaf

11) 4 cups of rice

12) Salt and pepper to taste

1) Clean and cut fish in halves.
2) Fry the fish in the vegetable oil until both sides are brown.
3) Remove fish and add onions, fresh tomato and paste to the hot oil and fry until brown.
4) Pour water and bring to boil, then include cabbage, carrots, bay leaf, add seasonings, reduce heat and simmer for 20 mins.
5) Remove vegetables and add the rice while continuously stirring.
6) Reduce heat and cover the pot. Simmer for 10 mins.
Benachin is sometimes referred to as cheebu yap (with meat) / Thieboudiene / chebu jen (with fish). Jollof Rice was invented by a Senegalese woman named Mam Penda Mbaye of the Wolof ethic group.

Beef & Chicken Jollof Rice

1) lb beef

2) chicken

3) 4 tomatoes

4) 1 large bitter tomato (jaxatu / jahatu)

5) Vinegar

6) small cabbage

7) 3 cloves of garlic

8) large egg plant "mock tomato"

9) 3 dry bay leaves

10) 4 large onions

11) Salt

12) 2 peppers

13) small pumpkin

1) Wash and cut the meat into portions. Mix together and season with black pepper, salt, vinegar and pounded garlic. Leave to stand for 30 minutes prior to cooking.
2) Prepare vegetables by slicing into portions.
3) Peel, wash and thinly slice the onions.
4) Wash and skin the tomatoes.
5) Fry poultry in pan of hot oil until golden brown all over then remove and put aside.
6) Fry the beef and leave in cooking pot.
7) Fry the onions until brown, insert scalded and skinned tomatoes, cook & stir occasionally until it is a pulpy consistency.
8) Add tomato puree and pounded peppers, cook gently for quarter of an hour.
9) Add half cup of water mixed with Maggie Cubes, bring to a rapid boil and place the prepared vegetables, bay leaves, fried chicken, and salt to the pot of meat.
10) Cook for approximately 20 minutes.
11) Take out the vegetables and chicken when cooked and place in oven on a low heat. Leave the beef in pot and cook for a further 20 minutes until tender.
12) Place the washed rice to the pot, add sliced peppers and bring rapidly to boil.
13) Reduce the heat and cook for 25 minutes on a low heat until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is well cooked.
14) Serve the Jollof Rice on a large platter, place vegetables and meats on the side.
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